Our first cohort have now graduated and have taken Postdoctoral positions or pursuing careers in Industry. Find out more about them below:
Pragmatic Quantum Cryptography in Next-Generation Photonic Networks
Alasdair is now a postdoc working on the quantum communications satellite being developed by QETLabs at the University of Bristol.
Sub-shot noise measurements via Kerr non-linearities
Euan is now a postdoc at University of Bristol. He has recently been awarded a 2 year EPRSC Doctoral Prize Fellowship supported by Dr Jonathan Matthews and covers experiments in silicon photonics as a specialised hardware platform for optical neural networks.
Nuclear spin control and manipulation in self-assembled quantum dots
Since graduating Janna has become an optics engineer at Renishaw.
Generating Optical Graph States
Jeremy's Ph.D thesis was focused on scaling up functional entanglement in integrated quantum photonics, via analysing and implementing the generation of graph states---quantum states with ubiquitous application in measurement-based protocols. In his thesis, he establishes rules for the successful postselection of linear optical experiments, and in doing so uncovers new, fundamental limitations to the postselection of two-qubit gates and photon sources. Further, he demonstrated the first integrated device to generate four-photon entanglement in dual-rail qubits, overcoming the two-photon barrier. The silicon chip generated both types of four-qubit graph state on the same device (a first in optics) and demonstrated state-of-the-art on-chip quantum interference. Jeremy is now a postdoc in QETLabs, working on integrated quantum photonics, generating graph state entanglement, and architectures for linear-optical quantum computing.
Superconducting Nanowire Single-photon Detectors: Integration onto linear optics chips and use in novel quantum information experiments
Mack has continued at QETLabs as a research associate to work on nanofabrication in the University clean room. This has enabled him to finish some work he started in his PhD, which will be submitted for publication soon. He is interested in continuing his work with silicon photonic devices, including devices to push towards dense integration on-chip for classical (such as optical switches) and quantum photonic applications. He is also interested in continuing to work on single-photon detectors.
Photonic Integration of Ion Microtrap Arrays
Matthew trained as a theoretical physicist at the University of Southampton. For his Masters project he modelled how an inhomogeneous matter distribution affected the way the universe expands. After completing his degree he moved to Toronto for a year where he decided he wanted to use theoretical physics to make novel technologies. Matthew's PhD is funded by a DSTL grant and will focus on integrating ion trap optics onto microchips. This project combines the expertise of Bristol’s photonics with NPL’s trap technologies, leading the way to a compact ion trap package that could be commercialised for use in metrology, timing or quantum computing. Outside of physics, Matthew is also interested in cycling and all things coffee related.
The development of theoretical techniques to solve practical problems facing Linear Optical Quantum Computation
Since graduating Sam is pursuing a career as a Computational Architect with PSIQUANTUM LTD.
Verification and Characterisation of Quantum Devices
Sam is now working with PsiQ as a Quantum Architect
Distinguishability and Pseudorandomness in Quantum Information
After attending the Mathematical High School in Belgrade, Serbia, and competing at a variety of national, regional and international science competitions, Stasja carried on her education at California Institute of Technology. During her studies there, she pursued different science interests with a particular focus on Physics and Computer Science, graduating with a BSc in Computer Science in 2012. She then worked as a software engineer for a Bristol networking startup Gnodal Ltd, and was part of the engineering team acquired by Cray Inc. in 2013. During her employment, she took Masters level classes in Mathematical Analysis at the University of Bath and tutored a first year Analysis course. Her research interests include quantum information and the foundations of quantum mechanics, as well as mathematical physics and (quantum and non-quantum) machine learning.
Quantum Illumination and the Invisible Rangefinder
Stefan's work during his PhD focused on broadband down-conversion sources for quantum rangefinding. Since his graduation he proceeded to become a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck, where he further pursues his interest in down-conversion. In Innsbruck Stefan is now working on photon pair sources in Gallium Arsenide waveguides.